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Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes, The
Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes, The
 
Emmanuel Cooper's classic guide to making glazes is now available in a thoroughly revised new edition. Cooper provides potters with an introductory section on glaze materials, coloring, mixing, and the application of glazes, as well as information on health and safety issues. This essential guide also features over 400 recipes ranging from opaque, matte, and transparent glazes to crystalline and black iron glazes, organized according to their varying temperature ranges. Net Wt. is 1.47 lbs.
Price: $39.95

Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques, The
Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques, The
 
Frank and Janet Hamer explain the sources and character of materials, the behavior of clays and glaze minerals during forming and firing processes, forming methods, and glaze construction. In addition to brief outlines and detailed articles with cross references to illustrations, color photographs illustrate glaze effects and surfaces featured in the work of inventive, contemporary potters. The varied techniques of raku, maiolica, crystalline glazes, salt and soda, stoneware, and porcelain are also presented in a new color section. This new edition has been updated to include auto-reduction, crystalline glazes, insulation, stains, and specialized firing and fuming techniques. With upwards of 800 illustrations to clarify everything in the ceramic world, in its fifth edition The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques will continue to serve as the authority on all things ceramic. Net Wt. is 4.55 lbs.
Price: $65.00

Potter's Professional Handbook, The
Potter's Professional Handbook, The
 
Written by Steven Branfman, The Potter's Professional Handbook covers topics ranging from determining what a professional is to equipment selection, setting up shop, marketing your work, and much more. This book provides descriptions of the items necessary for a beginning professional potter and includes visual examples of items including sales slips, purchase orders, invoices, credit slips, and even floor plans of well-known potters studios. Net Wt. is .9 lbs.
Price: $29.95

Potter's Wheel, The
Potter's Wheel, The
 
A handsome, color-illustrated large-format book guides students through the craft of creating pottery and other ceramics. Different types of clay and their properties are described, as are the various tools used by the potter. Additional advice details the process of glazing and baking. Hundreds of photos show tools, wheels, pottery technique, and finished products.
Price: $29.95

Pottery Basics
Pottery Basics
 
Beginners learn to make vases, trays, tiles, and many other attractive objects. They also learn techniques for creating designs, color combinations, and textures with inlays, slips, feathering, and burnishing. Separate sections instruct on clay preparation, on using a potter's wheel, and on firing in the kiln. Hundreds of instructive and inspiring color photos. Net Wt. is 1.83 lbs.
Price: $23.99

Pottery for Life
Pottery for Life
 
With each piece, Botterill takes the student through the sequence of acquiring materials and tools, explains suitable techniques, supplies templates, plans steps, and shows finished artwork. Photographs of each step of the projects are included, along with an initial list of tools and supplies and an introduction giving information on the skill level required, as well as recipes for slips and glazes where necessary. A useful list of pottery suppliers provides further resources.
Price: $27.50

Pottery Making Techniques
Pottery Making Techniques
 
In this collection of pottery techniques, you'll discover scores of great ideas, practical information you can use and seeds of inspiration that you can nurture. Pottery Making Techniques showcases more than thirty skilled artists who provide instruction and insights to techniques they use on a regular basis. They've learned from their mistakes, sorted out the good from the bad, and streamlined methods that will work for you. Net Wt. is 1.13 lbs.
Price: $28.95

Pottery: A Life, a Lifetime
Pottery: A Life, a Lifetime
 
Mel Jacobson's book is a real pleasure to read. His experiences as an apprentice potter in Japan are delightful not only for the pottery experience but also for sharing his experience living in a different culture. There are plenty of technical pearls all thru the book making it helpful to any potter seeking progress in their craft.
Price: $29.95

Raku
Raku
 
British potter John Mathieson provides a clear and concise overview of the raku process, covering all the essentials; clay types, post firing reduction methods, and equipment. You'll also enjoy the tips and techniques shared by 30 experts on topics spanning the entire raku process from conception to final reduction.
Price: $24.95

Raku Firing Advanced Techniques
Raku Firing Advanced Techniques
 
Raku is one of the most exciting and popular techniques in ceramics. From the ball of clay to the final fired piece, you’re in control of every creative aspect along the way, and the basic raku process is within the reach of potters of any age or skill level. But when the technically skilled and highly creative artists turn to raku, they explore and experiment to take the medium to an inspiring level. This updated and revised Ceramic Arts Handbook edition of Advanced Raku Techniques contains information on forming, glazes and glazing, kiln construction and firing, as well as inspirational stories from some of the most influential raku artists working today. For any potter who has experienced the excitement and immediacy of the raku process, this book is a must.
Price: $29.95

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